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The Majority Report 01/10/16 - Concluding, Consolidating, Crisis Training

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Delgado announces conclusion to his public service

Delgado announces conclusion to his public service

After spending 18 years in the Illinois General Assembly, State Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago) announced last week that this year will be his last.

"It is with a heavy heart I have decided this will be my final year of public service," Sen. Delgado said. "It has been an honor to represent the wonderful people of the 2nd District and Illinois."

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Holmes responds to consolidation task force report

Holmes responds to consolidation task force reportSenator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora), a member of the Lt. Governor's Task Force on Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates, issued a statement regarding Gov. Bruce Rauner's unveiling of the task force's findings last week.

"It is unfortunate Gov. Rauner has chosen to inject highly politicized items like repealing prevailing wage and making collective bargaining optional for local governments into the discussion of these other common sense approaches to spending reductions," Holmes said. "I worked with Lt. Governor Sanguinetti to put forth a number of other proposals that could benefit taxpayers, such as granting the power to consolidate units of government with careful local input and examining unfunded mandates state government imposes on local government."

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Hunter to introduce crisis intervention training legislation

Hunter to introduce crisis intervention training legislationIn the wake of the latest police shooting in Chicago, Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is calling for legislation to require Chicago's police department to increase crisis intervention training and availability and use of non-lethal devises, such as Tasers.

"Every police car should be equipped with a Taser or similar, non-lethal device, said Hunter. "We are seeing tragic incidents of people shot and killed when no one's life is at risk. Lethal force should be a last resort, not a first response. In this day and age, alternative resources and technology exist that should be utilized."

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Stadelman proposal to assist domestic violence victims becomes law

Stadelman proposal to assist domestic violence victims becomes lawLegislation sponsored by Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) that will help victims escape abusive situations by allowing them up to 60 days to pay initial deposits on utility bills took effect last week.

"One of the largest issues many domestic violence victims face is trying to find the financial resources to leave their abusers," Stadelman said. "This new law gives victims additional time to get their affairs in order to let them move to a safe place faster than ever before."

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In case you missed it:

Our look back at 2015 in photos
16 for '16 New Laws for a New Year


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